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Workers' Rights

Workers' rights are at the center of CWA's work. Our national programs are focused on supporting sustainable jobs and a secure retirement for our members.

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Our national programs are focused on supporting sustainable jobs and a secure retirement for our members; making it easier for workers to take collective action, join together in unions, and negotiate fair contracts; and ensuring that working people's voices are heard in our democracy.

Legislation and Politics

CWA's legislative and political program supports national priorities like expanding collective bargaining and organizing rights, reducing the use of low-wage and offshore contractors, investing in infrastructure, and holding corporations accountable. We train members and retirees to advocate for these issues at the federal, state and local level. Through our Political Action Fund, we help elect candidates who will fight for working people. Read More.

Jobs, Health Care and Retirement Security

CWA is committed to fighting for policies and laws that promote investment in good quality, union jobs. We advocate for accessible, affordable health care for all and work with members to help them negotiate the best possible retirement programs. Read More.

Human Rights

Our Human Rights program helps build a union where members of all cultures, religions, sexual orientations, gender, disabilities, ages and nationalities feel welcomed, respected and heard; and where the leadership reflects the diversity of our membership. Read More.

International Solidarity

Learn how the Communications Workers of America truly is an international union. Read More.

Health and Safety

The CWA Occupational Safety and Health Department has as its primary responsibility the elimination/minimization of member exposure to hazardous working conditions and potentially related injuries, illnesses, and fatalities. Read More.